While China’s bestseller charts typically feature new releases, under the coronavirus outbreak, the lists have gone into a kind of lockdown of their own.
In a battle for inclusion among Italy’s economic casualties, the country’s books business fights to gain traction among the wounded creative industries.
The publishing industry looks for the way forward–in a world in which what’s truly essential simply may not include physical bookselling for a time.
You might have found works in this Rights Roundup at London Book Fair—had COVID-19 not intervened: From Finland, USA, Spain, France, Sweden, and Italy.
In Europe’s two most gravely threatened markets, publishers’ associations and their retail and distribution colleagues are fighting for governmental assistance – with bookstores shuttered in lockdowns.
The books business is beginning its largest test of remote staffing, as publishers shift from urging to ordering employees to stay home amid the outbreak.
Research houses and scholarly publishers and associations are pooling their content for professional and public access free of charge.
As coronavirus spreads, book publishing can focus on its own setbacks. Or it can ask how to put its best creativity into the hands of a world that needs it.
Following the cancellation of the 57th annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair, we see other world events struggling with their own paths forward–including now France’s Cannes Film Festival.
Having rescheduled initially to May, the world’s most influential children’s book trade show now has had to cancel. This and other news is in today’s COVID-19 updates. Your event news is welcome.